Celebrities are easy targets for rude and hurtful comments. In many cases, however, criticism from fans and the public are reactions to a celebrity's persona instead of who he or she truly is. This is the case with reality television star Kim Kardashian. Although many are familiar with her polarizing persona, which has been carefully crafted through clever marketing, many are unfamiliar with the real Kardashian. Here are ten facts about the real Kim Kardashian that make her a more likable human-being.
She Supports Transgender Individuals
Kim could have rejected her stepfather Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner's decision to transition from a man to a woman. Instead, she accepted Jenner and respected her. Although transgender men and women know they were born in the wrong body, the social pressure to conform to their biological gender can be emotionally crushing. Acceptance of transgender individuals requires deep empathy and awareness that transcends traditional norms. It takes someone like Kardashian, who is respected and adored by many, to step up and demonstrate acceptance.
She Supports Good Causes
Becoming wealthy, especially if it occurs within a short span of time, can be the gateway to greed, egotism, and self-interest. It can make celebrities hoard cash and spend it only on lavish gifts that benefit them. They may even neglect the fans and supporters who got them to where they are today by believing that their wealth is the product of their own hard work. Although Kardashian may often seem self-centered, her actions demonstrate that she is not. Kardashian actively supports more than twenty charities, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and The Salvation Army, through direct donations or fundraising events. She embraces her celebrity status and uses it to bring attention to important causes.